Oct 26, 2009

Dia de los Muertos

My students have done a beautiful sculpture (photo above) for El Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead). It has painted paper mache skulls with tissue paper marigolds and other flowers.
In Mexico, in other Latin countries and now, in some parts of the United States, people remember and celebrate the life of their loved ones that have past away--November 2nd and 3rd. The celebration includes music, dance, and visual arts.
Photos from other schools are below. Enjoy!
The work above was created by a senior in one of our high schools. Her ceramic sculptures were oohed and ahhed by all. It was brilliant, festive, and perfect for the celebration. I hope to see more of her work in the future.

Our Day of the Dead Sculpture along with other fabulous works from students throughout the Oklahoma City Public schools is being exhibited at the Gold Dome in Oklahoma City (1112 NW 23rd St.). The gallery is open to the public. I hope you will go by and view the works.


  1. great work! i love the colors, so live and vibrant. black halloween is so boring, i like this approach and interpretation, and heritage better :)

  2. I LOVE Dia de los Muertos! Such vivid colors and such and important thing to celebrate!

  3. Totally awesome! I used to work for a National Art College, and would regularly visit high school art rooms. I loved it so much. I miss it terribly. Your students' work is so alive even if if it signifies the day of the dead~

  4. I love your Dia de los Muertos celebration photographs. I had to check your information, I thought you were here in California, but I guess Dia de los Muertos celebrations are popular all over the US. I found you by clicking on Eugene Wangs blog. Beautiful! I can't wait to celebrate on the 7th in the bay area. Thank you, Elizabeth Sanchez